Natura 2000 Films
Take a look at our videos the different Natura 2000 habitat or species to raise awareness of their importance.
There are several unique types of woodland and Wales has a special responsibility to preserve them and the wildlife which thrives in them.
Beautiful rivers and lakes
Our rivers and lakes have shaped our landscape, from Upland lakes such as Llyn Idwal and our large rivers like the Wye.
From the Pembrokeshire Coast in the south to Aberffraw in the north, Wales has some superb dune systems.
Wales has some of the best lowland wetlands in Europe, 11 of which are specially protected as Natura 2000 sites.
Wales has some of the finest coastal scenery in the world, often teeming with wildlife and ablaze with flowers.
From the high grasslands, blanket bogs and heathland, right up to the rocky mountain tops, our Welsh Mountains and uplands are full of life.
You don’t need to visit a tropical sea to meet lots of colourful and amazing species, the seas around Wales have it all.
Wales has some of the most spectacular estuaries in Britain like the Dee, the Severn and the Mawddach.
Focus on Bats
Wales is home to some of the rarest bats in Britain, the Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats and the Barbastrelle Bat are designated under the Natura 2000 network of European protected species.
Focus on Great Crested Newts
Great Crested Newts are the largest and rarest of the newts found in Britain.
Focus on Marsh Fritillary
The Marsh Fritillary is a rare butterfly, already extinct over much of its former range, however isolated populations still exist in Wales.